P-TECH

Making a Difference, Not Just a Living

Written by Stanley S. Litow | July 19, 2016 | Corporate Responsibility, Corporate Service Corps, Data Analytics...

If you know IBM, the scope and depth of the initiatives detailed in our 2015 Corporate Responsibility Report will not surprise you. IBM undertakes actions at scale, and because corporate responsibility is fully integrated with our overall business strategy, our CSR programs are global in reach as they seek to enable fundamental transformations of societal ...read more


Building a Brighter Future for Connecticut’s Students

Written by Philip Guido | June 6, 2016 | Economic Development, IBM Leadership, P-TECH...

As a resident of Connecticut, I am pleased to serve in a leadership role with the company that created the P-TECH grade 9 to 14 schools model. P-TECH represents a series of critical innovations in the history of American education. And Connecticut’s Norwalk Early College Academy (NECA) – a partnership among the Norwalk Public Schools, ...read more


IBM P-TECH: Redefining Possibilities for a New Generation

Written by Rashid Ferrod Davis | June 2, 2016 | Economic Development, Guest Contributors, P-TECH...

Last June, we were proud to welcome our first six early P-TECH graduates to the ranks of educated men and women prepared for success in both the workplace and in higher education. Today, we are proud to announce that 32 more have joined their ranks – bringing to 38 the number of P-TECH scholars who ...read more


A Diploma, a Degree, and a Job Offer from IBM: One P-TECH Student’s Experience

Written by Janiel Richards | May 18, 2016 | P-TECH, Perkins Act, Public-Private Partnership...

I was born in Trinidad and began my life in America at the age of two. Like many families, my parents came to New York seeking the American Dream and a better future for me and my sisters. After our arrival, my family moved around a bit until we finally settled in a part of ...read more


STEM Education: Preparing Kids for Jobs Their Parents Don’t Understand

Written by Stanley S. Litow | May 5, 2016 | Economic Development, IBM Leadership, P-TECH...

At this week’s Milken Institute Global Conference, I joined an exciting and important discussion about closing the disconnect between education and college and career readiness. Watch and share the video of this discussion to learn how public-private partnerships — not finger pointing or assessing blame — are essential to ensuring that today’s and tomorrow’s high ...read more


Why America Needs P-TECH to Succeed

Written by Stanley S. Litow | March 15, 2016 | Economic Development, Guest Contributors, IBM Leadership...

by Rashid Ferrod Davis and Stanley S. Litow However successful, innovative models in education can become subject to critiques – especially if the model has received national and international acclaim. IBM P-TECH was launched with ambitious goals in 2011. At stake was the future of an underserved generation of young people, the yawning gap between ...read more


To Innovate, We Must Educate

Written by Stanley S. Litow | January 20, 2016 | Cognitive Computing, IBM Leadership, P-TECH...

Each wave of human innovation has required new skills. From the Industrial Revolution to the post-industrial digital age, economic growth and positive societal transformation have been driven by education and skills. Innovations have enabled entirely new industries, new ways of doing things and even new ways of conceptualizing our world. And as the pace of ...read more


My Interview with IBM Executive Maria Winans

Written by Chigozie Okorie | December 7, 2015 | IBM Leadership, P-TECH, STEM Education...

A huge part of growing is calculating risks and making decisions. It is true in business; taking calculated risks is vital to a company’s success. Big or small, startup or a 104-year-old global business, companies that take risks continue to innovate, grow their business and better the world. And for personal growth, risk-taking is also ...read more


Celebrating P-TECH’s Scholar-Athletes

Written by Rashid Ferrod Davis | November 23, 2015 | Economic Development, Guest Contributors, P-TECH...

On November 23rd, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Baltimore City Public Schools CEO Dr. Gregory Thornton, Johns Hopkins University President Ronald Daniels and IBM Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs Vice President Stanley Litow announced Maryland’s commitment to open as many as four IBM P-TECH grade 9 – 14 schools in the City ...read more


Tracing the Spirit of Innovation

Written by Louise Mirrer | November 13, 2015 | Cognitive Computing, Data Analytics, Guest Contributors...

The New-York Historical Society’s latest exhibition, Silicon City: Computer History Made in New York begins with an event that was an unforgettable part of my life – the 1964 New York World’s Fair. Taking my first excursion on public transportation without parents or older siblings, I ventured with my friends to the Fair grounds in ...read more


P-TECH: How High Schoolers Are Redefining Their Future

Written by Grace Suh | October 16, 2015 | Economic Development, P-TECH, Perkins Act...

See how the P-TECH 9-14 school model is transforming high school through the eyes of two students, ShuDon and Xzavyen. This video, created for Ted@IBM, demonstrates how this promising model is changing the life trajectories of some of our nation’s most underserved young people – putting them on the path to college and meaningful careers. ...read more


P-TECH VIDEO LIBRARY

Written by Ronald Gordon | October 16, 2015 | Economic Development, MentorPlace, P-TECH...

Metro Focus: Creating Pathways to STEM Careers NY Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia Supports NYS P-TECH IBM P-TECH in Brooklyn and Norwalk ...read more


My Interview with IBM Executive Arvind Krishna

Written by Chigozie Okorie | October 15, 2015 | IBM Leadership, P-TECH, STEM Education

Chigozie Okorie, P-TECH student and intern at the IBM Center for Applied Insights, is conducting a series of executive interviews exploring topics such as the skills necessary for business today and how to prepare students for a very dynamic future. ____________________________ As a kid, I had very colorful and vivid imagination. Whether it was my many Power ...read more


Finding Solutions, Improving Lives

Written by Gary Herbert | October 13, 2015 | Economic Development, Guest Contributors, P-TECH...

A 2013 study by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce noted the percentage of jobs by the year 2020 that would require postsecondary education or training. For Utah, the researchers estimated that 66 percent of future jobs would require education or training beyond high school. As Governor of Utah and Chair of the National Governors ...read more


A Profile in Corporate Citizenship

Written by Marc DeCourcey | October 7, 2015 | Corporate Service Corps, Disaster Relief & Recovery, Economic Development...

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation has just bestowed its “Best Corporate Steward” award for large business – the Citizens Award – on IBM. The Chamber Foundation’s Best Corporate Steward award recognizes businesses that serve as powerful forces for good around the world. Companies and chambers of commerce from around the globe compete for Citizens awards ...read more